AGIA wants to see African cities developed while they still being at the image of what governments and local communities want their living place to be. That is why we do our best to put our geospatial technologies at the service of a continent where many people continue to migrate to cities, and where according to World Economic Forum "cities will double their populations by 2050." At AGIA, we want to make sure that we participate in their prosperity, by helping shape the spirit, and the greatness that has always determined our cities since the beginning of civilization.
Making the inventory
We use geographic information technology for inventory and it covers a wide of resources and infrastructures such as water, soils, lands, vulnerable areas, those under threats, wetlands, roads, contours, and more. The processing and visualization of data related to those resources and infrastructure gives planners the whole picture of the concerned city or region.
START FROM THE EXISTING
Before any actions in urban planning, it is important to have an idea about the current state of the city. When mapping and performing geographic information technology for the existing situations, we analyze physical, demographic, social, and economic data of the city. We isolated the challenges and assets of the city. This approach helps open the door for an informed decision-making concerning the present and the future of the city.
SHAPING THE FUTURE
We use geographic information technology for the prediction and projection of the future of the population, its economic growth, and the change that has occur in the physical environment. One of the important component in our geoinformation science is the modeling, which can be used to have an idea about the negative effect that, for example, flooding can have on city’s development, infrastructures or the agriculture.
STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT MODELS
Here is where we leverage maps and spatial prediction models to inform the future of the city. The idea is to take advantage from the spatial modelisation scenarios which help measure the up and the down of the decision that will be made.
CHOOSE FROM MODELS
Here is the time to choose the plan that suits the best what administrative authorities and the citizens want the city to be in the future. As this is a political involvement, we use maps and geographic information technology to provide technical understanding to bridge the gap between the vision of the government, the local communities, and the different stakeholders by gathering their view points, thanks to high technological spatial modelizatio tools, and community mapping that offer the spatial understanding of local communities and what they want their living place to be.
Once the stakeholders agreed with the development plans to adopt, again we use geographic information technology to implement the urban plans by finding answers to remaining questions such as: what is the environmental impact in implementing the chosen model? How can we mitigate that impact? Then, place for implementation.